Indiana's Memories Pizza refused to serve gay wedding, gets $40k donation in 6 hours

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    Apr 02, 2015 4:16 AM GMT
    huffingtonpostIndiana's Memories Pizza Reportedly Becomes First Business To Reject Catering Gay Weddings [UPDATE]

    A family-owned pizza parlor is causing a media stir after reportedly becoming the first business to publicly vow to reject gay weddings in the wake of Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

    The owners of Memories Pizza in Walkerton said theirs is a "Christian establishment" and that they agree with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who has come under fire after signing the bill, which allows business owners to cite religious beliefs as a defense when sued by a private party, ABC 57 reported.

    “That lifestyle is something they choose. I choose to be heterosexual," Kevin O'Connor told the news station. "They choose to be homosexual. Why should I be beat over the head to go along with something they choose?”

    O'Connor's daughter Crystal said she didn't think that the bill was "targeting gays," adding, "It's supposed to help people that have a religious belief."

    In a separate interview with The Daily Beast, O'Connor clarified that although he doesn't "have a problem with gay people," he does not condone same-sex marriage. Although he wouldn't cater to a same-sex wedding, he wouldn't turn anyone away from the shop itself.

    “I mean, we don’t believe in murder. I also don’t believe in abortion,” he added.

    Indiana's law has been slammed by political figures and celebrities alike. Stephen King, George Takei and Miley Cyrus are just a few of the bold-faced names to have condemned the legislation thus far.

    Meanwhile, Pence has since called for an amendment to clarify that the legislation does not allow businesses to deny service to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.

    UPDATE: Memories Pizza is reportedly "temporarily closed" after the restaurant "was immediately flooded by threatening phone calls, and social media postings." "I don't know if we will re-open," Crystal O'Connor told The Blaze. "We're in hiding, basically."

    A GoFundMe page was setup to support Memories Pizza with donations, and just hours after its creation had reached its goal of $25,000 in pledges.

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    Apr 02, 2015 5:23 AM GMT
    I love the update

    UPDATE: Memories Pizza is reportedly "temporarily closed" after the restaurant "was immediately flooded by threatening phone calls, and social media postings." "I don't know if we will re-open," Crystal O'Connor told The Blaze. "We're in hiding, basically."


    lololololol

    FOOD FIGHT!

    First of all, are there many pizza party gay weddings? I've never heard of one. They should rename the place Presumptuous Pizza

    A coming out pizza party, maybe. A bachelor pizza party, sure, why not, it goes so well with bowling. But a pizza reception? Have they not met us yet?

    So how sick is this. The article doesn't say they were approached by a gay couple to cater the fuck anything. This is volunteer discriminating. It doesn't even exist; you'd have to invent it. They didn't even have a fucking gay customer to discriminate against? That's just slightly fucked up but also it shows how fucking crazy those people are. Yet they vote. Yikes. And they used it to raise money for themselves. Oh how righteous.
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    Apr 02, 2015 7:28 AM GMT
    No gay man would ever order pizzas for their wedding. icon_lol.gif
  • buddycat

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    Apr 02, 2015 8:11 AM GMT
    Just some dumb bigots making stuff up. Who orders pizza at their wedding? I have shopped at an Indiana business but will not do it again.
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    Apr 02, 2015 2:45 PM GMT
    http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza
    $102,368 of $100k Raised by 3,420 people in 16 hours

    @3:55 "...that we would be dealing with such persecution like this just because someone says they want to stand up for a tenant of their faith..."
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    Apr 02, 2015 2:55 PM GMT
    A tenant of their faith?

    Oh noes, lolololololol.

    So...she was standing up for a religious person she was renting a place to?

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    Apr 02, 2015 3:03 PM GMT
    Yes, the tenants of their faith. It's obvious.

    For instance:

    The only way to eternal salvation with God the Father is through...
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    Apr 02, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
    theantijock saidYes, the tenants of their faith. It's obvious.

    For instance:

    The only way to eternal salvation with God the Father is through...
    godfathers1.jpg


    Well now that makes total sense. The pizza MUST be holy if god owns the company.....hey Pasta is Italian, too. Do you think they'd refuse to make pizza for a Pastafarian wedding? icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 02, 2015 3:14 PM GMT
    I'm not sure about that ownership. I suspect copyright infringement.

    But I guess they serve Pastapeople as long as they're hetero pasta people. The ones who keep their six packs under the lasagna.

    Hetero Pastafarian
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    Gay Pastafarian
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    Look! A chicken roll-up!
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    Apr 02, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    theantijock saidI'm not sure about that ownership. I suspect copyright infringement.

    But I guess they serve Pastapeople as long as they're hetero pasta people. The ones who keep their six packs under the lasagna.

    Hetero Pastafarian
    53d5a556f03e62df107605ef026bbfd3.jpg

    Gay Pastafarian
    6%252520packs.jpg
    Look! A chicken roll-up!


    I just called that woman from the Pizza place. She says to ask if you're sure that lasagna is straight, because she sees a lot of frilly things going on which means it could be gay pastafarians in the closet.
    She also wants to know what's under the towel, just in case that's really a woman.
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    Apr 02, 2015 3:49 PM GMT
    theantijock saidhttp://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza
    $102,368 of $100k Raised by 3,420 people in 16 hours

    @3:55 "...that we would be dealing with such persecution like this just because someone says they want to stand up for a tenant of their faith..."


    I cannot wait to send that video to my Pop in Australia and hear his reaction ...lol...
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    Apr 02, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    before you say anything.....just going to put this here

    https://www.pinterest.com/explore/pizza-wedding/

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  • Antarktis

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    Apr 02, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    This gives me a killer idea. I smell Grover Clevelands.

    It's my capitalist instinct.
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    Apr 02, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    "Memories," probablyHey, all that money will allow us to finally get a bigger oven to put people in...


    Whoops, did I say people? I meant PIZZAS! Whew, that was kinda Freudian!


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    Apr 02, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    theantijock saidI'm not sure about that ownership. I suspect copyright infringement.

    But I guess they serve Pastapeople as long as they're hetero pasta people. The ones who keep their six packs under the lasagna.

    Hetero Pastafarian
    53d5a556f03e62df107605ef026bbfd3.jpg
    Gay Pastafarian
    6%252520packs.jpg
    Look! A chicken roll-up!

    ...She also wants to know what's under the towel...

    Well, if not pre-cut, then it's a roll-up.

    neffa saidI cannot wait to send that video to my Pop in Australia and hear his reaction ...lol...

    Stop trying to embarrass America. We can do that all on our own.

    secondstartotheright saidbefore you say anything.....just going to put this here
    https://www.pinterest.com/explore/pizza-wedding/
    8bf5a400f260534a18fb17664b80bfd6.jpg

    But I said I wanted a reception with pizzazz!
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Apr 02, 2015 6:57 PM GMT
    "I choose to be straight and they choose to be gay"

    I'm sorry but that's complete BULLSHIT.
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    Apr 02, 2015 7:32 PM GMT
    Memories Pizza
    sounds like / feels like a scam to get money
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    Apr 02, 2015 8:45 PM GMT
    meninlove said A tenant of their faith?

    Oh noes, lolololololol.

    So...she was standing up for a religious person she was renting a place to?

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    More captives of it, then mere holders of its tenets.
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    Apr 02, 2015 9:40 PM GMT
    Fuck you all and your pictures----now i want pizza real bad.
  • buddycat

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    Apr 02, 2015 10:50 PM GMT
    Fortunately there are so many pizza places, it is easy boycott one. You can always leave eating a lot of pizza to the straights, let them get fat.
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    Apr 02, 2015 11:29 PM GMT
    Sharkspeare saidFuck you all and your pictures----now i want pizza real bad.


    Pizza with matzoh?

    I though Matzoh Pizza was in Peru or somewhere.
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    Apr 02, 2015 11:49 PM GMT
    Do tell me this??

    What gay couple would have them cater their fabulous wedding with a nasty attitude and pizza that's more than likely not gourmet? Do tell......
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    Apr 03, 2015 12:14 AM GMT
    buddycat saidFortunately there are so many pizza places, it is easy boycott one. You can always leave eating a lot of pizza to the straights, let them get fat.

    This is the funniest part: Memories Pizza is reportedly "temporarily closed" after the restaurant "was immediately flooded by threatening phone calls, and social media postings." "I don't know if we will re-open," Crystal O'Connor told The Blaze. "We're in hiding, basically."

    As for pizzas associated with wedding receptions, no, I can't imagine that being very common, even in the trailer parks of Indiana.

    But perhaps pizza for a bachelor or bachelorette party in the days preceding. Which also raises a different question. Do BOTH grooms, or both brides, attend the same pre-wedding party? Or do they still have separate ones, as straight brides & grooms do in the US?

    No, never mind, that's silly, of course they would attend together.
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    Apr 03, 2015 12:25 AM GMT
    Out of all the things my hubby and I overspent on for our wedding, the biggest bang for our buck was having gormet food that was catered. Anything buffet style, or food you eat with your hands, just lacks the elegance that makes a wedding reception a once in a lifetime event, rather than just another kids' pizza party.

    Oh, and, fuck the homophobes! May they choke on their deep dish crust!!icon_mad.gif
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    Apr 03, 2015 12:42 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidOut of all the things my hubby and I overspent on for our wedding, the biggest bang for our buck was having gormet food that was catered. Anything buffet style, or food you eat with your hands, just lacks the elegance that makes a wedding reception a once in a lifetime event, rather than just another kids' pizza party.

    Oh, and, fuck the homophobes! May they choke on their deep dish crust!!icon_mad.gif



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